What can prudent public regulators learn from the united kingdom government's nanotechnological regulatory activities?
NanoEthics 1 (3):257-270 (2007)
This contribution discusses the United Kingdom (UK) government’s regulatory activities related to nanotechnological development. The central question is what other prudent public regulation can learn from the UK government’s regulatory strategy, its regulatory attitude and its large variety of regulatory measures. Other public regulators can learn from the interactive and integrative UK regulatory approach. They can also draw lessons from the critique on the UK government’s regulatory attitude and its problems to cope with specific nanotechnological challenges. These lessons are based on an evaluation of the UK government’s regulatory activities from the viewpoint of prudent regulation. The notion of responsive regulation, which provides basic ideas for the evaluation methodology, refers to a view on prudence that focuses on moral constitutional values. Interestingly, a similar view on prudence has been discussed in nanoethics.
|Keywords||Nanotechnological regulation Governance Governability Legitimacy Prudent regulation Responsive regulation|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
Some Pitfalls in the Philosophical Foundations of Nanoethics.Jean-Pierre Dupuy - 2007 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (3):237 – 261.
After the Rights Revolution: Reconceiving the Regulatory State.Cass Sunstein - 1992 - Law and Philosophy 11 (3):291-296.
Citations of this work BETA
Wide Reflective Equilibrium as a Normative Model for Responsible Governance.Neelke Doorn - 2013 - NanoEthics 7 (1):29-43.
Nanotechnology and Ethics: The Role of Regulation Versus Self-Commitment in Shaping Researchers' Behavior. [REVIEW]Matthias Fink, Rainer Harms & Isabella Hatak - 2012 - Journal of Business Ethics 109 (4):569-581.
Framing the Discussion: Nanotechnology and the Social Construction of Technology--What STS Scholars Are Saying.Stephen H. Cutcliffe, Christine M. Pense & Michael Zvalaren - 2012 - NanoEthics 6 (2):81-99.
Similar books and articles
Developing a National Wireless Regulatory Framework: A Law and Economics Approach.T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky & Lawrence J. Spiwak - unknown
Corporate Social Responsibility, Self-Regulation, and the Problems of Unethical Business Practices in Africa: A Case for the Establishment of a United Nations Global Business Regulatory Agency.Asolo Adeyeye Adewole - 2007 - International Corporate Responsibility Series 3:69-79.
Ethics and Public Policy Analysis: Stakeholders' Interests and Regulatory Policy. [REVIEW]L. Katharine Harrington - 1996 - Journal of Business Ethics 15 (4):373 - 382.
The “Revolving Door” Between Regulatory Agencies and Industry: A Problem That Requires Reconceptualizing Objectivity. [REVIEW]Zahra Meghani & Jennifer Kuzma - 2011 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 24 (6):575-599.
Comparing the Burden: What Can We Learn by Comparing Regulatory Frameworks in Abortion and Fertility Services? [REVIEW]Sebastian Sethe & Alison Murdoch - 2013 - Health Care Analysis 21 (4):338-354.
The Regulation of Xenotransplantation in the United Kingdom After UKXIRA: Legal and Ethical Issues.Laura Williamson, Marie Fox & Sheila McLean - manuscript
On Costs, Benefits, and Regulatory Success: Reply to Crandall.Cass R. Sunstein - 1994 - Critical Review 8 (4):623-633.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads17 ( #279,006 of 2,154,135 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #398,005 of 2,154,135 )
How can I increase my downloads?